Great Vic, day seven

  • Sumo

Quite a short ride, only planned as a 60km trip from Yarragon to Mirboo North. Though the whole trip moves east to west, today’s finish point is east (and south) of the start.

Today we re-joined the Grand Ridge Road, the scene of Tuesday’s carnage. Perhaps we should have used this information to guess that the day would be more difficult than a mere 60km total distance would suggest. There was more climbing than I expected: about 1250m, compared with about 1450m over Tuesday’s 90km.

This was not so hard for me, as I kept with the kids. But their legs felt the elevation.

Plenty of beautiful views, though. Mountain Ash, tree ferns, rolling hills and picturesque valleys. A very pleasant day!


Even the farms along the way were decorated.

Lunch was at the very end, only half a kilometre from the camp. At a very pleasant park in Mirboo North, it looked like the scene of a bicycle massacre.

Mirboo North is very welcoming. Free games and zooper doopers at the RSL, along with friendly locals letting us learn about the area, really set the tone.

Kilometre count.
Dad: 22 535km.
Son: 4016.9km.
Daughter: 3505km.